“At UC San Diego, we are committed to conducting research that pushes the frontiers of our knowledge so we can make our world a better place.” – Chancellor Khosla
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday at the Nimitz Marine Facility (MarFac) in Point Loma to celebrate the completion of a construction project that has been underway since 2014. Crews replaced a 48-year-old wharf, built a new pier, upgraded technology and utilities, and improved environmental protection systems. MarFac is the home port and technical support center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s world-class oceanographic research fleet. At the event, Chancellor Khosla and Vice Chancellor and Scripps Director Margaret Leinen thanked the crowd of supporters, including legislators, faculty and staff.
This summer, MarFac will welcome a newcomer to the pier, R/V Sally Ride, a state-of-the-art research vessel that will support the evolving needs of scientists for decades to come. MarFac is currently home port to two oceanic research vessels operated by Scripps, Roger Revelle and Robert Gordon Sproul, as well as the research platform FLIP.